Welcome To Your Dive Safety Association
Congratulations! You have embarked upon your journey to become a certified diver and we welcome you to DAN – Your Dive Safety Association. For over 40 years, we have helped divers in need of emergency medical assistance and work tirelessly to improve dive safety through research, education, and training.
Your dive center has enrolled you as a DAN Student Member which provides free access to dive medical professionals, online safety information, and up to US$25,000 in medical expense coverage if you get injured during your entry-level training.*
Benefits Of DAN Student Membership
At DAN, our safety professionals are behind you every step of the way.
Student Medical Expense Coverage
Covers dive-related injuries that occur both in and out of the water up to US$25,000 for up to 180 days after enrollment, or upon completion of the last certifying dive, whichever comes first.
24/7 Emergency Hotline
DAN’s Emergency Hotline is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses, and paramedics 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to coordinate care and manage evacuations in the event of a diving emergency.
Medical Information Line
Talk to a medical specialist or Ask A Medic online when you need nonurgent information about your fitness to dive, prescriptions, or dive physiology.
Giant Stride For New Divers
This new digital guide explains scuba gear and the critical elements of planning a dive. Proper dive etiquette, health and fitness, and dive travel are all covered. A must read for every new diver.
Digital Access To Alert Diver Magazine
DAN Student Membership provides digital access to Alert Diver magazine online.
Improve your safety knowledge with DAN’s Health and Diving Reference Library, case summaries, safety quizzes, Smart Guides, and videos.
*DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage is valid for up to 180 days after enrollment, or upon completion of the last certifying dive, whichever comes first.
Dive-related injuries that occur both in and out of the water are covered along with entry-level scuba and breath-hold diving.
Upgrade to Annual DAN Membership & Coverage Packages
DAN Student Members can upgrade to Annual DAN Membership & Coverage Packages at any time.
|BENEFITS||REGULAR MEMBERSHIP||ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP|
|Emergency Medical Transportation & Travel Assistance Benefits||Up To US$150,000||Up To US$500,000|
|Alert Diver Magazine Subscription||Digital Only||Print + Digital|
|DAN TravelAssist® Benefits||Regular||Enhanced|
|Global Security Evacuation||X||✓|
|Search & Rescue Coverage||X||✓|
|Access To Purchase DAN Dive Accident Insurance||✓||✓|
|24/7 Emergency Hotline||✓||✓|
|Medical & Safety Consultations||✓||✓|
|New Severe Infectious Disease & Quarantine Coverage||X||Up To US$5,000|
|Annual Individual Membership||US$40||US$75|
|Annual Family Membership||US$60||US$100|
Optional travel assistance packages are also available.
|Annual Coverage||Domestic |
|Emergency Medical Transportation||up to US$10,000||Up to US$150,000||Up to US$150,000|
|Repatriation of Mortal Remains||Included||US$10,000 sublimit||US$10,000 sublimit|
|Repatriation for Additional Care||Included||Included in US$150,000 limit||Included in US$150,000 limit|
|Local Burial||Included||US$10,000 sublimit||US$10,000 sublimit|
|Visit of a Family Member or Friend |
(Includes Traveling Companion)
|N/A||US$1,000 sublimit||US$1,000 sublimit|
|Emergency Return Home – Family Death||N/A||Included in US$150,000 limit||Included in US$150,000 limit|
|Return of Dependent Children||N/A||Included in US$150,000 limit||Included in US$150,000 limit|
|Return of Traveling Companion||N/A||Included in US$150,000 limit||Included in US$150,000 limit|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does DAN Student Membership cost?
DAN Student Membership is provided at no cost to you and is fully subsidized by DAN.
When does my Student Membership begin?
Your membership becomes active as soon as you are registered by your dive operator and you receive a confirmation email, which also contains your Student Member card and member number.
When does my Student Membership expire?
DAN Student Membership expires when your last certifying dive is completed, or 180 days after enrollment, whichever comes first.
Can I upgrade or extend my membership?
Students may become DAN members at any time during their training. Simply log into your Member Portal and upgrade your Student Membership to a full DAN annual coverage package. If you need assistance, you can reach our Customer Service Team at +1-202-470-0929, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm ET. You can also send an email to
What does DAN Student Membership Cover?
DAN Student Medical Expense policy covers any diving activity, in- or out-of-water, that is necessary to meet standards for receiving open-water scuba diving certification or entry-level certification for breath-hold diving. Covered activities include, but are not limited to, donning or doffing dive equipment, swimming, diving and traveling by charter boat to a diving destination. “Diving activities” begin from the moment students lift their BCDs until the moment their equipment is placed on the ground, or for breath-hold diving and snorkeling, from the moment they enter until they
exit the water.
Does this program cover free-dive training?
Yes, the DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage program is available to entry-level breath-hold divers.
Latin America & Caribbean
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm ET
Phone: +1-202-470-0929 (English)
Phone: +52-55-8421-9866 (Spanish)
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24/7 Emergency Hotline
DAN medics available
24 / 7 / 365
Medical Information Line
Get answers to your non-emergency-related health and diving questions.
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET
Online: Ask A Medic
Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.
This plan is underwritten by Accident & General Insurance Company, Limited. (the “Company”). The Company will pay the benefits under the Policy in accordance with and subject to this Diver’s Certificate of Insurance. This Certificate is a legal contract between the Company, Policyholder and the Insured. Insureds are covered against losses subject to the provisions, limitations and exclusions contained herein.